how do you get this good at photoshop


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dslang

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Look at this folder
http://www.photo.net/photodb/folder?folder_id=381916
all the same photo with different skies photoshopped in. How do you get this good? Obviously an incredible amount of talent, knowledge, and practice is needed, but does anyone have links to tutorials/techniques to help improve photoshop knowledge?

I wont be switching skies around anytime soon, but it'd be a useful skill to have.

To see more of Lars Raun's amazing work...
http://www.photo.net/photodb/member-photos?user_id=628554&include=all
 

kentay

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switching skies is just cutting and pasting.

then, you need it to look realistic and get in to blend in. i imagine it takes alot of dodging and burning to get those images there.

just have a look at this. especially the last two photos.

practice dodge and burning! :D
 

theRBK

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practise, persistance, uncompromising in standards, and fearless experimentation.
 

Friday13

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Bro, if I want to get this good, I will eat photoshop, drink photoshop, sleep photoshop and dream photoshop!:wink:
 

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Friday13 said:
Bro, if I want to get this good, I will eat photoshop, drink photoshop, sleep photoshop and dream photoshop!:wink:
first of all you need to buy photoshop..:bsmilie:
 

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it's quite simple to learn the techniques, just takes a lot of practice to get good at it...
 

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dslang said:
Look at this folder
http://www.photo.net/photodb/folder?folder_id=381916
all the same photo with different skies photoshopped in. How do you get this good? Obviously an incredible amount of talent, knowledge, and practice is needed, but does anyone have links to tutorials/techniques to help improve photoshop knowledge?

I wont be switching skies around anytime soon, but it'd be a useful skill to have.

To see more of Lars Raun's amazing work...
http://www.photo.net/photodb/member-photos?user_id=628554&include=all

if u look thru Jason Ho's portfolio www.ezcapizm.com, you'll see that he too use alot of such techniques. ask him how, and he only has one word for u.

PRACTISE
 

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Friday13 said:
Bro, if I want to get this good, I will eat photoshop, drink photoshop, sleep photoshop and dream photoshop!:wink:
I've already done that with PS CS1. Then came CS2!#@*!;(
 

jopel

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dslang said:
Look at this folder
but does anyone have links to tutorials/techniques to help improve photoshop knowledge?

this book will help - available in the library



happy reading
 

yyD70S

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garytan007 said:
I've already done that with PS CS1. Then came CS2!#@*!;(

That's the problem with technology. It evolves very quickly. Get ready for CS3.
 

N-user

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Was there a huge change?

For one, it got plug in for latest DSLR like D70s.... etc..... and yes, I am not surprise they launch CS3 for camera like d200 and 30d.... :thumbsd:
 

firestone

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Was there a huge change?
Really depends on who u ask and what u use PS for.
For me, CS2 was a wonderful improvement esp. with 'multiple layers control' and 'imagewarp'.
The ability to simply drag n drop layer masks between layers is also amazing.

Looking forward to CS3, hope theres more control for imagewarp.
And the best will be if there's ability to use more than 1 layer mask per layer...keeping my fingers crossed..:)
 

theRBK

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CS2...hmm...2 things I can think of off hand are the warp tool and being able to liquify 16bit files...also, if you have a 64bit PC and operating system you can use up to I think 3.5GB of RAM...great for huge files...

CS3 will prob come out when Windows Vista arrives...prob 1st quarter next year...probably be fully 64bit and able to use even more RAM... :D
 

singscott

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I have known of people still using PS Ver5.5:bigeyes: :bsmilie: I guess if it still work for you why change.:dunno: But you feel restricted then change are good.;)
 

theRBK

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I stand corrected...CS3 will be out in the 2nd quarter of 2007, not the 1st...
http://www.forbes.com/2006/03/23/adobe-chizen-earnings_cz_dal_0324adobe.html


firestone said:
And the best will be if there's ability to use more than 1 layer mask per layer...keeping my fingers crossed..:)
you can use more than 1 layer mask per layer...just have to nest that layer in its own group, and then apply a layer mask to that group... :)
 

firestone

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theRBK said:
you can use more than 1 layer mask per layer...just have to nest that layer in its own group, and then apply a layer mask to that group... :)
LOL, thats what I do at the moment.....but got limitation , no choice..that is using the 2nd mask, you can only 'hide' not 'reveal'....but at least there's this choice..haha
 

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